Catalyst Arts: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art X

Thu 24th October - Sat 30th November
12:00 am


24 October – 30 November 2013

Curated by Cherie Driver

Julie Louise Bacon, Amy Brooks, Ursula Burke, Lorraine Burrell, Duncan Campbell, Gerard Carson, Colm Clarke, Brian Connolly, Ben Craig, Miriam de Búrca, Toby Dennett, Seamus Harahan, Kevin Henderson, Daniel Jewesbury, Lisa Malone, Ronan McCrea, Mary McIntyre, Susan MacWilliam, Deirdre McKenna, Dougal McKenzie, Stephen Miller, Eilis O’Baoil, Sinead O’Donnell, Mark Orange, Brian Patterson, Peter Richards, Duncan Ross, Helen Sharp, Dan Shipsides, Theo Sims, Keike Twisselmann & Karen Vaughan.

The tenth instalment of Golden Thread Gallery’s Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art Series, a project that forms a significant archive of Northern Irish Art from 1945 to the present.

Catalyst Arts: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art X curated by Cherie Driver centres on the artist led initiative established in 1992. The exhibition examines the role mainly Belfast based artists, collaborative projects and performative actions and events have played in dissolving individualistic notions of the artist, pushing boundaries of contemporary art practice, and appropriating curation as an artistic practice and critical collaborative process.

Programme of Talks and Performances.

Date and time Artist(s) Title of performance Duration Additional information
22/11/131pm- 2pm A discussion with the current committee of Catalyst Arts Catalyst Arts Today Approx. 1hour We invite current masters students to engage with this   conversation.
29/11/131pm-2pm Pollen, Platform, Basic Space, Household, ACNI & Daniel   Jewsbury The Future of Artist-Led Spaces Approx. 1 hour A discussion on the future of artist-led spaces and their   contribution to our society.
Date and time Artist(s) Title of performance Duration Additional information
24/10/136-8pm Ben Craig Watchtower/Wachturm 2 hours maximum Building work in situ.Teas and coffee   provided
25/10/131-2pm Julie Louise Bacon The A – Z of the Archive(2013) Approx. 1 hour Short film with Q&A. Teas and coffee provided. Free, All welcome.
26/10/1312-12.45pm Kevin Henderson Woman in White and Black 45 minutes Teas and coffee provided. Free, All welcome.
26/10/131-1.45pm Brian Patterson Head, Heart, Hand Approx. 45 minutes Teas and coffee provided. Free, All welcome.
7/11/136.30 – 7.30pm Helen Sharp Casual Realism Approx. 1 hour Teas and coffee provided. Free, All welcome.
15/11/131-2pm Chérie   Driver Curator’s Talk Approx. 1 hour Teas and coffee provided. Free, All welcome.
23/11/1312.30pm Daniel Jewesbury Performance Lecture (with video element) Approx. 25 minutes Originally performed as part of Cartography and the City,   Catalyst Arts, 2000. Teas and coffee provided. Free, All welcome.
23/11/13 Deirdre McKenna & Sinead O’Donnell Approx. 1 hour Teas and coffee provided. Free, All welcome.